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Top 10 Things to do During Spring in Whistler

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Spring in Whistler is widely regarded as one of the best times to be in the village and enjoy the area.

Take advantage of sun in the valley and snow in the mountains, along with the lack of crowds. There are so many activities and things to do that spring in Whistler really is a locals’ favourite.

Here are 10 things to do during spring:

  1. Skiing

With the mountain usually open until the mid-end of May, spring skiing and snowboarding in Whistler is a big thing!

Get out and enjoy the last of the snow with some beautiful sunny laps on the mountain. You can also check out our top spring skiing tips!

  1. Hiking

There may be snow on the peaks, but both Whistler and Blackcomb and surrounding areas are perfect for hiking. Get up there before the heat of summer to really pack in the long hikes.

Whistler is blessed with a multitude of great hikes for people of all abilities. Find your perfect hike HERE.

Hiking Shoes

  1. Biking

As the snow recedes from the village, valley bike trails become accessible again. And, with the bike park usually opening in mid-May, spring is a great time to get back out on the bike.

Dust off the cobwebs and get tuned up for the first ride of the biking season!

  1. Festivals

Spring is a really exciting time in the village with tons of events going on. Namely, festivals!

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) takes place in April and sees world-class skiers and snowboarders descend on the mountains to partake in showcases and competitions. There will also be bands, DJs, comedians, parties and so much more going on.

A new edition to the festival roster is GoFest, whistler’s celebration of everything outdoors. Taking place over the May long-weekend, this is one not to be missed.

world ski and snowboard festival whistler

  1. Deals

As spring is typically known as a quieter season in the village, it is the perfect time to grab a great deal. Local restaurants offer some fantastic discounts, so keep an eye out and enjoy some incredible food!

  1. Golf

Alongside skiing, snowboarding and biking, Whistler is known for having some world-class golf courses.

As spring arrives the snow is cleared from the courses and golfers can take to the greens!

Golf

  1. Culture

The recently opened Audain Art Museum adds to the already extensive list of arts and culture attractions in Whistler. Take the opportunity of fewer tourists to enjoy the galleries to yourself.

  1. Lakes

Fancy a swim? Brave the cool waters of one of Whistler’s many lakes, as the weather starts to heat up. It’s the perfect time to finish your Ironman training!

  1. Explore

With fewer crowds spring really is the perfect time to explore Whistler and the surrounding areas. Whether you want to enjoy the mountain, the village, or the valley, get outside and have an adventure.

  1. Relax

After all those spring activities what better thing to do than simply relax!